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country and japan. but xi jinping argues the right environment needs to be established first. >>> japanese survivors of the hostage crisis in algeria are back home along with the bodies of nine colleagues. the nation's leaders vow to continue their fight against terrorism. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline". the head of the chinese communist party want leaders from his country and japan to sit down and talk. xi jinping says he's seriously considering the possibility of high level dialogue but before it can happen he says the right environment needs to be established. japan/china relations have been strained since last fall because of a territorial dispute. xi made the comments after meeting with a senior japanese politician. natsuo yamaguchi leads the new komeito party. he delivered a letter from prime minister shinzo abe. natsuo yamaguchi told xi his visit marks the first step in improving relations. he says it's important to continue dialogue leading to a bilateral summit. xi jinping said he respects abe. he said abe was active in strengthening ties the last time he was prime minister a
that does have broad political support, but the price tag is controversial. >> angela merkel's environment minister says he wants to free the levy that is paid by consumers to fun that transition. it is billed as a temporary measure -- to fund that transition. it is billed as a temporary measure. >> electronic -- electricity prices are rising. with an election looming, the environment mr. is -- minister is putting on the brakes. subsequent rises would also be limited. >>> i do not think it is right that consumers and small and medium-sized businesses carry all the risk of electricity price rises as a result of the move towards renewables. >> industries that use a lot of electricity also face changes. until now, they were exempted from the clean energy surcharge. under the proposals, they will pnow have to pay their share. chancellor merkel's deputy has given his backing to the plans. >> i believe it is right not to proceed in small steps. we need a big, bold move, and a fundamental reform of the law on subsidizing renewable energy. >> the government will need the backing of the opposition
is a world heritage site and concerns are rising about possible damage to the environment. the uss guardian ran aground last week. the agency says rear admiral thomas carnie expressed his deepest regret. some 56,000 liters of fuel on board the stranded vessel needs to be removed. the navy then plans to use a crane ship to lift the mine sweeper off the reef. the reefs are located in the center of the sulu sea. it has a high density of marine life, including over 350 species of coral, about 500 species of fish as well as rare sea birds and turtles. >>> thousands of filipino victims of human rights abuses under the regime of ferdinand marcos are set to receive compensation. the philippine congress approved the measure nearly three decades after the former strong man fell from power. money recovered will be used to pay the victims. >>> a committee of the philippine congress approved the bill late wednesday. reuters reports total payments will exceed $246 million. the abuses occurred during a period of marshall law that lasted from 1972 until marcos fled the country in february 1986. his governm
rates. the bank announced on tuesday that it will provide an appropriate interest rate environment to support growth as inflation risks lessen. >>> members of the japanese cabinet approved the biggest budget on record for 2013. it totals over $1 trillion. the draft budget reflects shinzo abe's determination to stimulate japanese government by boosting government expenditures. public works spending will increase for the first time in four years. the government plans to spend over $770 billion to implement its policies. that's up about 3% in yen terms from the current fiscal year. it has earmarked more than $240 billion for servicing government debt or an increase of over 1%. also for the first time in four years, tax revenues are expected to exceed what the government would get by issuing new bonds. the government expects tax revenues to total over $473 billion, or nearly 2% more than in this fiscal year. meanwhile, new bond offerings will fall by 3% to about $470 billion. japan still relies on government bond sells for 46% of its total revenue. the outstanding balance of government
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